Congratulations to Dr. Yvonne Wan and colleagues for their recent publication in Molecular Therapy titled: "miR-22 Gene Therapy Treats HCC by Promoting Anti-tumor Immunity and Enhancing Metabolism". This publication has received quite a bit of attention including being highlighted in the September 15th issue of the Cancer Letter (PDF).
Yicheng Lou was the first place winner at the annual Hugh Edmondson Research Internship scientific poster session for her project titled, “Method Development for Proteomic Host Profiling of Adult Patients with Suspected Infection and Sepsis.” Ms. Lou was mentored by Dr. Nam Tran, Senior Clinical Pathology Director. Yutong Shao, mentored by Neuropathology Director Dr. Lee-Way Jin, won second place for her poster, “SIMOA Quantification of Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarkers in Plasma.” The nine undergraduate interns wrapped up their summer session with mentors, family and friends as they presented their projects and answered questions. Former UC Davis Pathology Chair Robert Cardiff, M.D., co-founder of the Edmondson program, shared remarks, while Interim Chair Dr. Kuang-Yu Jen and Edmondson Director Dr. Farzad Fereidouni awarded achievement certificates.
Former chief resident Alex Ladenheim and other UC Davis Health colleagues have been chosen for the Third Place Junior Member Abstract Award by the College of American Pathologists for their poster presentation “Removing Race From the Calculation of Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate: Outcomes”. They will be formally recognized at the 2023 Honors in Pathology ceremony on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at the CAP23 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.
Associate Professor Elham Vali Betts and Associate Dean Kristin Olson gave a presentation “Teaching Modalities at University of California, Davis School of Medicine” at the Association of Pathology Chairs annual meeting in Chicago on Monday July 17, 2023.
Distinguished Professor emerita and Chair emerita Dr. Lydia P. Howell, M.D., has been appointed as the first deputy director of the Association of Pathology Chairs. Dr. Howell is a Past President of the APC, Past President of the American Society of Cytopathology, and former Medical Director of the UC Davis Health clinical laboratories. Read the full article » (PDF)
Professor Kuang-yu Jen has been appointed interim chair of the department, effective July 1, 2023, following the retirement of chair Lydia Howell. Dr. Howell served as chair for 13 years and will become the first Deputy Director of the Association of Pathology Chairs.
Distinguished Professor Ralph Green has been funded as a consultant on a new NIH grants with Principle Investigator Rebecca Schmidt from the MIND Institute, “Prenatal Environment and Child Health (PEACH) in ECHO.” This work will examine disparities in periconceptional folate status and environmental exposures in relation to downstream child health and neurodevelopmental outcomes.
Assistant Professor Farzad Fereidouni was one of six finalists for the Chancellor’s 2023 Innovator of the Year Award for developing novel slide-free microscopy methods. This award recognizes faculty, staff or teams whose innovative or entrepreneurial activities have had a measurable societal impact in the last year, or those whose activities or achievements in the last year have a very strong potential to make a significant impact in the future.
Vice Chair of Strategic Technologies Richard Levenson served as the major professor for UC Davis’ 19 year old Ph.D. graduate, Tanishq Abraham, one of the youngest Ph.D.s in the world. Dr. Levenson mentored Dr. Abraham in work for his graduate thesis applying artificial intelligence to novel slide-free digital microscopy.
Professor Alexander (Sandy) Borowsky, along with department faculty members Richard Levenson, Kurt Schaberg, and Farzad Fereidouni, published a pilot study validating a UC Davis-developed slide-free digital imaging system for pathology diagnosis in the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Many department members were honored with awards at the annual housestaff graduation. Professionalism awards were given to resident Anupam Mitra, staff member Shawn Jackson, faculty member Nam Tran. Teaching awards were given to fellow Anna Lee Clarke, lab staff member Christine Wu, faculty member Elham Vali Betts, and volunteer faculty member Jason Tovar.